Competing statewide MLSs are making waves in Louisiana

Greater Southern MLS and LA State MLS are pitching themselves as better for brokers than their incumbent counterparts.

Agent fired and arrested for racist incident caught on viral video

Paul Ng had been with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty since 2011. The firm condemned his “abhorrent, unacceptable behavior.”

Appraiser groups team up to tackle unconscious bias in home valuations

Four organizations have pledged to develop training programs for members to confront and combat unconscious bias as it pertains to performing appraisals.

Beware of scammers offering health insurance to NAR members

While the National Association of Realtors offers insurance options, a NAR spokesperson warned that the association would not make calls to enroll members.

NAR, Morgan Stanley partner to offer financial guidance for Realtors

The 1.4 million-member trade association is partnering with the investment banking giant to offer Realtors guides to investing and saving for retirement.

New LGBT group partners with Engel & Völkers, National Fair Housing Alliance

Launched this month, the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance will work to fight housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

NAR proposes ethics changes to crack down on social media harassment

The National Association of Realtors says it’s gotten “an unprecedented number of complaints about Realtors posting discriminatory speech and conduct online.”

New York’s OneKey MLS gets bigger with merger

Bronx-Manhattan North Association of Realtors merges with Hudson Gateway AOR and will shut down its own multiple listing service.

‘Baptism by fire’: How MLSs should prepare for natural disasters

Panelists at the Council of MLSs annual conference on Monday discussed how to quickly meet agents’ needs when tragedy strikes.

How MLSs can foster and advance fair housing

The Council of MLSs is forming a task force to explore the role MLSs can play in stamping out housing discrimination. Panelists at CMLS’s annual conference had some ideas.